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Re: [ProgSoc] Microsoft = Evil (and about as on-topic as the last umpteen messages)
On Sat, 28 Apr 2001 16:29, WzDD wrote:
] On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Dr. Love wrote:
] > Ethics is the key. Christ's life dictated that of social justice... Hence
] > my targetting of churches.
] That's crazy-talk, based on the following incorrect assumptions:
] 1) People who attend church have a more sharply-defined sense of ethics
] than normal people;
'normal' people? Perhaps you mean average. A lot of people think
they mean the same thing.
What evidence is there to counter this crazy claim -- how would you
prove to me, say, that average people have a more sharply-defined
sense of ethics (sic) than church types?
] 2) The view of ethics held by the average chuch-goer will be more amenable
] than average to whatever personal view (which, since everyone's personal
] idea of ethics is different, may or may not have anything to do with
] anyone else's idea of "open source") that you hold;
I think the theory is that Christ wasn't big on monopolies, and, as
you can gather from even a cursory examination of the evidence,
was kinda big on people working together and helping each other.
] 3) The average church-goer lives their life according to the ethics of
] Christ, and
How else do you define Christian, other than someone who follows
in the footsteps of Christ?
] Open source has the potential to bring benefit to many groups of people,
] not just the Christian ones. I don't think you should restrict your
] preaching to churches, and am in fact disturbed that you consider they
] would be more amenable to your views than the average atheist in the
As I understand it, DrLove's got a kind of captive audience .. and,
possibly, isn't in quite the same position to wander out and talk to
the all the infidels just yet.
jedd == jedd at progsoc dot org
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